Dating back to 1266 in written records, Rüdenhausen is one of those funky little places with an obviously semi-glorious past due to a centrally located castle. It’s just that wee bit run down to give it an off-the-beaten-path feel and if not making a beer pilgrimage, it’s unlikely to attract foreign visitors. That makes it all the more appealing if you’re looking for a great beer in an authentic local place. If you’re looking to do some hiking, there are some fine paths nearby as well.
Brauerei Gasthof Wolf
Tel: 09383 440
Kitzingen 15km/bus service from Kitzingen
Monday to Saturday 12:00-2:00 & 6:00-10:30
Output: 800 HL
Founded in 1746 and in the Wolf family since 1864, Braurei Wolf is a small local with friendly owners and a warm menu every day. The simple interior may have seen better days but the beer more than makes up for it and the food is quite good too.
tasty Pils, brewpub interior & brewing history on sign out front
We arrived right when it opened and were the first and it seemed only guests that day. It was a Friday lunch and during COVID-19 so certainly understandable. We were warmly welcomed and asked to fill out the requisite paperwork during this pandemic. The reason for the visit, their Urtyp Dunkel was soon in front of me and it was great indeed, reason enough for coming in itself. We both went with their specialty of Rinderbraten. The sauce was excellent and the dumplings very much homemade. The owner explained it would take some time as they were being made fresh. They were worth the wait and it gave me more time for their beer!
Urtyp Dunkel, Rinderbraten & old sign out front
While I was waiting, I had their Pils since it was listed as their main beer. It was quite good but I’d say a notch below their dark beauty. The Rinderbraten was a bit mixed. We both had one exceptional piece and the second one was a bit on the dry side. Of course, we both inadvertently ate the better slice first but you have to be forgiving in these times when visitors must be down. The sauce and dumplings were excellent, though it seemed a bit pricey for the portion size. Overall, it was a very good meal and the beer was worth the trip in itself.
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